USF's Peters out with foot fracture
A USF men's basketball season off to a historically painful start just got a bit more excruciating.
The school announced Monday that 6-foot-4 transfer G Roddy Peters is out indefinitely after fracturing his left foot in the first half of Sunday's 65-46 loss to North Carolina State. The Bulls' assists leader (3.5 per game) and No. 2 scorer (9.8 ppg), Peters has started eight of USF's 10 contests.
Freshman Jahmal McMurray (12.3 ppg, 1.5 assists), who started against the Wolfpack, now is likely to handle the Bulls' point-guard duties exclusively, with senior Nehemias Morillo (7.5 ppg) logging even more minutes at the wing.
Deemed a four-star prospect by ESPN coming out of Suitland High in District Heights, Md., Peters played in all 32 games at Maryland as a freshman in the 2013-14 season (averaging 4.1 ppg and 15.1 minutes) before transferring to USF. He sat out last season per NCAA transfer rules, but practiced with the team.
Believed to be a more suitable fit for Coach Orlando Antigua's high-tempo offense, Peters was slowed early in the season by back problems, but still reached double figures in five games.
The Bulls, whose 2-8 record is tied for worst 10-game start in program history, host Jacksonville on Wednesday night.